TIM BURTON Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Timothy William Burton                                                   
Born: 25 August 1958 Burbank, California, U.S.                                 
Timothy "Tim" William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and     
Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for 
the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films.                 
The director of two Batman films, Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992); he   
has collaborated with actor Johnny Depp prolifically in films such as Edward   
Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the     
Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride in 2005. His 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The     
Demon Barber of Fleet Street also starring Depp in the leading role won the     
award for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actor (Comedy or     
Musical) at the 65th Golden Globe Awards. It has also been nominated for Best   
Actor, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design at the 80th Academy Awards.